The Graduate Studies program in Higher Education is designed to prepare its students to either begin professional careers in college or university administration or advance in their careers. The administrative fields which graduates enter include college advising, career education, college admissions, student leadership, residential life, international education, student support, etc. Depending on the organizational structure of the college or university, these fields may be housed in student affairs units or academic affairs units.
The program consists of 30 credits of coursework and 6 credits of field experience. The program is designed to be completed in two academic years; however, students have up to five years to complete the program. Courses are carefully designed to build from theory to practice, with students moving from foundational coursework to more specialized coursework as they move through the program. The field experiences provide a capstone that synthesizes theory and practice as well as prepares students to enter the higher education job market. Students who are professionals advancing in their careers through this program may, with approval, substitute additional coursework for field experiences.
Students who successfully complete the program earn an M.Ed. degree in Higher Education.
*Note that students can take up to 2 courses while their application is under review.
2.75 undergraduate gpa is required for conditional admission to the
program. A 3.0 or higher undergraduate gpa is required for full
admission. A conditional admission indicates that the student will be
required to meet additional academic criteria during their initial
coursework to gain full admission. All applicants are required to submit scores from the GRE or MAT examination.
Please click this link for additional admission information.
Students currently enrolled in the Higher Education Counseling track of the Master's in Counseling Program will complete their program as originally designed. When appropriate, and with the approval of the Program Director, students in this program may substitute courses in the new program for current requirements.
EDU 670: Foundations of Higher Education